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It's a Bet (1935)

| Comedy, Drama
A young English reporter makes a bet with a wealthy publisher that he can disappear for a month. In his absence the publisher makes much of the mysterious disappearance in an attempt to boost the circulation of his newspaper.

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Cast overview:
... Rollo Briggs
... Clare
... Anne
... Norman
Dudley Rolph ... Harry
Nadine March ... Miss Parsons
Polly Ward ... Maudie
Alf Goddard ... Joe
Jimmy Godden ... Mayor
Frank Stanmore ... Tramp
Ronald Shiner ... Fair Man (as Ronald A. Shiner)
Ellen Pollock ... Mrs. Joe
... Lady Allway
Raymond Raikes
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A young English reporter makes a bet with a wealthy publisher that he can disappear for a month. In his absence the publisher makes much of the mysterious disappearance in an attempt to boost the circulation of his newspaper.

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Whilst Rollo is meant to be hiding out in Eastbourne near the beginning of the film, the pier used is actually St Leonard's 'New Palace' Pier which was eventually dismantled between 1950-1953. A small plaque commemorates its existence. See more »

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Rollo Briggs: I'll bet I could disappear and the police wouldn't find me. Or your paper with all its publicity.
Norman: I'll take that bet for five hundred pounds. And I'll throw in a job at the Daily Sun, if I lose.
Rollo Briggs: Save your bet, Dyson, I haven't got five hundred pounds.
Norman: What have you got?
Rollo Briggs: Just personality!
Norman: That's a liability.
Barman called George: Got the winning ticket in the Irish Sweep, Sir.
Rollo Briggs: Swap that for a long, cool drink.
Norman: You'll have your cool drink and a cool five hundred pounds, against your ticket. What do you say?
Rollo Briggs: Double ...
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Familiar plot
13 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

This film utilises a plotline that seemed to be quite a favourite with British filmmakers.A reporter goes in hiding for a month and has to use all his wits to avoid discovery.It is only intermittently amusing.Both standards nearing the end of their respective film careers and don't really have a great deal of appeal.It would appear that the last two minutes of this film come from an inferior very worn print.


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